190 improvised explosive device (IED) explosions in the country in 2014

New Delhi: As many as 190 IED explosions have taken place in the country in 2014, including 98 blasts in Maoists-hit states, Rajya Sabha was informed on Wednesday.

"As per the data available with National Bomb Data Centre, India has witnessed 190 IED explosions in 2014 of which 61 were in Northeastern states, 98 in Left Wing Extremism affected states, 19 in Jammu and Kashmir and 12 in other parts of the country," Minister of State for Home Haribhai Chaudhary said in a written reply.

The Minister said 55 per cent of these explosions were targeted towards general public, 38 per cent towards security forces, four per cent towards government properties and three per cent of such explosions were targeted towards VIPs.

In 92 per cent cases, high-grade explosives were used and in 8 per cent cases, low grade explosives were used, he said.

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